Feb 22, 2013

Israel FDC on "Gerbera"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia



Date of Issue : 5 February 2013

The Gerbera, or Transvaal Daisy, is an ornamental plant belonging to the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It originates from the Transvaal region of South Africa.

There are five discernible types of Gerbera flowers, based mainly on the rows of petals and they way in which these are arranged: single, double or duplex, crested doubles, full crested doubles and quilled crested doubles.
Single – single flowers with non-corresponding petals and in most cases, a green center. This is the most common type of Gerbera. (Stamps: white flower and yellow flower, black center).
Double/Duplex – this flower has a double row of petals, with the inner row being red, black or green. (Stamps: dark pink flower and light pink flower)
Crested doubles – this flower has two rows of petals, those in the inner row are shorter. The center in this case is also red, black or green. (Stamp: orange flower, black center)
Full crested doubles – these flowers have two rows of petals as well, with the inner row being shorter, however there is an additional row of small inner petals, which hide the center of the flower from view.
Quilled crested doubles (also known as “spider”) – similar to the full crested doubles, however the petals are slightly curled.

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